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The Taiwan Weather Thread

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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Dougster » 29 Jul 2016, 02:26

Loving this weather all week in Taipei (Bitan). Clear blue skies, swimming in the lake. But, I am a sun worshipping freak.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Icon » 29 Jul 2016, 09:30

Dougster wrote:Loving this weather all week in Taipei (Bitan). Clear blue skies, swimming in the lake. But, I am a sun worshipping freak.


Indeed. We are lucky in Xindian where it is both windy and sunny. Walking under the trees in Bitan or a shaded park -where the temps are lower- makes it for a very pleasant experience.

That said, I am truly confused. My phone app has been warning me every day that the next day it is going to rain. So I do not dare to wear my lovely summer sandals or open toe shoes, for fear of a flood. I carry my extra big umbrella... and haven't used it all week long. I feel cheated. Sigh.

Looks like today it is going to be another scorcher.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby dulan drift » 29 Jul 2016, 10:26

Icon wrote: Looks like today it is going to be another scorcher.


36C already in Taipei! Unless you do get a thunderstorm to cool it off, this could be the day it goes over the top...
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Icon » 29 Jul 2016, 12:02

dulan drift wrote:
Icon wrote: Looks like today it is going to be another scorcher.


36C already in Taipei! Unless you do get a thunderstorm to cool it off, this could be the day it goes over the top...


It says 36.8 in Xindian. So 36 in Taipei ... :no-no:

And we get the AC disconnected in the afternoon "to save energy". Then they wonder why people faint.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby dulan drift » 29 Jul 2016, 12:18

Icon wrote:And we get the AC disconnected in the afternoon "to save energy". Then they wonder why people faint.


The 36 was at 10 am. It's now 38, but 1pm is usually peak hot in Taipei so can't see you breaking 40 today.

Seriously? You have got AC, but they turn it off? That sounds like an occupational health and safety issue!

Not to mention reduced productivity - due to people fainting and so forth
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Icon » 29 Jul 2016, 13:54

dulan drift wrote:
Icon wrote:And we get the AC disconnected in the afternoon "to save energy". Then they wonder why people faint.


The 36 was at 10 am. It's now 38, but 1pm is usually peak hot in Taipei so can't see you breaking 40 today.

Seriously? You have got AC, but they turn it off? That sounds like an occupational health and safety issue!

Not to mention reduced productivity - due to people fainting and so forth


It was kinda cloudy earlier. Now it is full blaze again.

Computers' exploding is for me a more serious problem. At least for us, it means work is delayed. You can't use fainting as an excuse for not doing your work!

You are using logic, Finley.

EDIT:

One death in Taipei due to the heat, a 30 something man whose body temperature reached 42 degrees. He fainted on the street, close to Minquan bridge. The incident happened on the 27th, he had been unconscious in the ICU since, his heart stopped today.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby Icon » 29 Jul 2016, 14:59

Yep. 3 days in a row.

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Temperatures in Taipei reached 38 degrees Celsius Friday, setting a new record, as it was the fifth day this year that the capital has seen a temperature reading of 38 degrees or higher, the Central Weather Bureau said.

The scorching reading was recorded at 12:01 p.m., while Banqiao in neighboring New Taipei registered 37.5 degrees at 11:34 p.m., bureau data shows.

Three of the five days this year of temperatures reaching 38 degrees or higher in Taipei City fell in this week. Taipei recorded a high of 38.5 degrees on both Wednesday and Thursday.

On June 1, temperature in Taipei rose up to 38.7 degrees, the highest ever for the capital in the month of June. It was also the hottest day in Taipei so far this year. A high of 38.2 degrees was recorded on July 17.

The previous record was set in Taipei in 2010 and 2012, when the city saw three days of the mercury at over 38 degrees, forecasters said.

The number of days for Taipei experiencing temperatures topping 37 degrees also reached a new high to 16 days this year, followed by 14 such days in 2003, the bureau said.
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Re: The Taiwan Weather Thread

Postby tommy525 » 29 Jul 2016, 21:22

You have to be very careful about heat stroke. It can happen quite quickly. Poor guy was only 30s. Maybe he had an underlying condition?
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